Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dive Bars on Fifth

Park Slope's Fifth Avenue has no shortage of bars, that's for sure. In fact, the list of places to grab a drink keeps growing every month, it seems.

According to complex.com, though, we don't seem to be a good spot for "Dive Bars." Of course, that depends on how you define the term. According to Wikipedia, dive bars "generally have a relaxed and informal atmosphere—they are often referred to by local residents as "neighborhood bars," where people in the neighborhood gather to drink and socialize."

Complex listed only O'Connor's (39 Fifth Avenue) on their recently published Top 50 list of Dive Bars. O'Connors is, of course, a good choice, but by Wikipedia's definition, we certainly have more great dive bars to contribute. Timboos? Jackies 5th Amendment? Does Ginger's count? How about Smith's Tavern?

What's your favorite Fifth Avenue Dive Bar?

You can check out the full top 50 list here. Also, check out the suggested Park Slope additions to the list on FIPS.

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